Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Barberton Public Library exists to help enrich the services and materials provided to the community by the Library.  Through Friends support, additional programs and services that cannot be included in the Library's tax-supported budget are made possible. The Friends of the Library has two main sources of funding: the generous support of members who pay yearly dues and the revenues generated by book sales. Learn about our Meetings and Officers.

AWE Computer

We have provided an AWE Early Literacy Station, with support from the Barberton Community Foundation, which allows children ages 2-8 years old access to over 70 educational software programs and 4,000 learning activities

We support authors during their visit to the Library

We have provided a trade show display board, table covering, and canopy for community events

With the help of other community partners, the Friends have installed and work to maintain Little Free Libraries in several neighborhood locations.  This is a wonderful way to share the joy of reading with everyone in the community!  If you would like to help maintain Little Free Libraries, please volunteer to become a LFL Steward!

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Would you like to be a member?
Members of the Friends of the Library receive the library newsletter mailed to their homes and are also entitled to a discount on the first day of the book sale.  Book sales are usually held in the spring and the fall. Membership starts at just $5.00 per year for individuals. Joining is easy. Simply fill out a membership application and return it to the Library. 

Current membership fees are:

Individual - $5.00
Family - $10.00
Patron - $30 or more

Club or Business - $50.00 or more

Special Thanks to our Business Partners

Barberton Noon Kiwanis

Barberton Women's Club

Campfield-Hickman-Collier funeral Home

Magic City Kiwanis

Rotary Club of Barberton Foundation

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Your donation is important.
Are you looking for another way to support your library? One way is to make a contribution to the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)(3) organization. 

If you would prefer to donate by mail, please make your check or money order payable to “Friends of the Barberton Public Library” and drop it in the mail to us at:

Friends of the Library
602 W. Park Ave. Barberton, OH 44203 

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The Friends of the Library happily accept donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and more. Please read our donation guidelines before dropping off your items at the Library. We can no longer accept magazine donations.

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Support the Friends by shopping with Amazon Smile. Be sure to select the Friends as your charity of choice.  


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